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Forum topic by Cory posted 03-14-2010 01:16 AM 1794 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2010 01:16 AM

I just finished up a project and I wasn’t planning on taking any pictures of it or posting it. In fact, I’ve had 3 or 4 projects in the past couple of weeks that I haven’t posted. They all involve wood, but are more towards the carpentry side rather than a true woodworking project or they’re really simple and “not worthy” of the board. That got me wondering: Do you guys/gals post all of your projects? Or, are you like me and only post a portion of your work?

I tend to think that you really don’t need to see another cutting board, or a simple storage project, or a routine shelf, etc.

What makes your projects post-worthy?

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 01:21 AM

No, I don’t post any of them. Because all my work now is for sale to other woodworkers, it’d be unethical for me to post photos unless it was in a paid ad.

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 01:24 AM

A lot of my practice pieces I don’t put up here… although many of them grace the shelves in my house.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 01:49 AM

No, not all.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 02:02 AM

Not even close. Matter of fact, need to post one occasionally….it has been awhile.

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 02:26 AM

Nah… I rarely post ‘em. But then again, I have only been a member for a couple of months!

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 02:39 AM

I make a lot of stuff, but seldom post projects.

-- 温故知新

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#7 posted 03-14-2010 03:02 AM

I make a lot of stuff but most doesn’t measure up to my standards so I don’t post them.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#8 posted 03-14-2010 03:07 AM

I am still trying to figure out which ones to post. A few of them I might post because they are so crude, but they work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 03-14-2010 03:36 AM

I don’t post all of my projects. I have been lazy lately about posting anything here as of late. I don’t feel the need to post all of my work but I will post some of my latest project when I am done in a few months. I am completely gutting and rebuilding a 120 year old bungalo in Chicago.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#10 posted 03-14-2010 03:47 AM

Interesting topic Cory and more interesting that of 13 replies, none indicate that they post all or at least most of their projects. I will chime in from another camp. I admit that to me one of the great features of LJ is the opportunity to show (or showcase) to other woodworkers a completed project. It is a nice feeling to hear the positive comments and if any constructive criticism is offered, that is welcome too. I like to provide a concise but thorough explanation of how I went about the project, materials, finish, etc. As others have mentioned, this information often assists others who might be interested in making the same or a similar project. I have been on LJ for a year and a half and have posted almost all projects I complete. Also as mentioned, if I make something that others have posted I might not bother. For example, there are numerous posts on thin-strip ripping guides. When I made one, I didn’t bother to post it. Again, nice topic. Thanks for posting it.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#11 posted 03-14-2010 04:12 AM

everything i do in the shop i try to post but some stuff i don’t post like how i just got a monsta router or other tools i get but my woodworking projects yea i post em just to see what others have to say.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 03-14-2010 04:55 AM

Most of my posts are item that I make for my own amusement. Shop made jigs and shop tools for review are other item I like to share with the community here, hoping that it may help someone in day to day shop projects. Commission jobs are never posted because I just don’t feel I have the right to post pic’s of client homes or wares.

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#13 posted 03-14-2010 05:08 AM

My projects aren’t too exciting yet, but I am trying to get in the habit of posting them if only to make a record of my personal progress.

I am still new enough around here that I wish folks would post more projects. I just can’t get enough! It may be “just another cutting board” or “routine” to you, but your personal twist to the design or offhand tip could prove helpful or inspiring to someone else.

It would be great to see more projects from people who post so much helpful advice. Sometimes I’ll read a comment from someone and think, “Wow, that person really knows what they’re talking about.” Then I’ll go to check out their projects to maybe see an example and it is a let down when there is little or nothing to look at.

Mary Anne

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#14 posted 03-14-2010 05:48 AM

I don’t post all of them. Who needs to see another tool shed? :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 03-14-2010 06:09 AM

I want to see all that you LumberJocks make from wood. From the simple little projects that the kids make to what the experts make. I quickly view all of the photo’s and if I see something I like I will click on it.
Buy the way, every so often I will go over to ‘HomeRefurbers’ and ‘Gardentenders’ to see what is going on there. Some of the post there could also be posted here at LumberJocks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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